Thursday, October 21, 2010
Come Out, Come Out, Wherever you are!
We live about 15 minute drive from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. As a volunteer at a local nursing faciilty, I was allowed 5 hours of fun where the Private Airplanes live and play. we took several residents to fly in a helicopter, 3 at a time for free. NO I did NOT ride in the helicopter (frightened of heights).
As we waited for the helicopter to do its 10 minute flight, and come back to pick up 3 more, i was OF course Madly Snapping. I saw 2 seaters and 4 seaters and well known jets landing and taking off only a few yards from where I stood and as they rolled past I watched as they lifted off. I went home with about 500 photos.
What to my wondering eyes did appear? A cart pulling a helicopter out of the hangar onto the tarmac. The dog is what I noticed first. WOW an Air Dog......
after they pulled out the helicopter, we quickly abandoned the wheel chairs, the residents went off into the wild blue yonder leaving the Madly Snapping MadSnapper on the ground.
The biggest of all the private jets started to roll forward, I followed behind madly snapping. it. ( I was there to document the trip and I did, but am not allowed to show you those photos)
It was a JET and it rolled within a few feet of where I was standing and several people boarded as a passenger jet roared over our heads. Who knew about the NOISE. I do now.
Yes, I did think about for just a minute that those engines might all of a sudden kick in and fry my camera and of course ME, but I had to do it.
Tomorrow's Phun Phriday Post will show you just a small part of my PHUN...I will stick to 339 of my 500 photos. ha ha